Camp America – Not What You Imagined

The BBC investigative program Panorama, this week highlighted the very real problem of poverty faced by many Americans. The program sent journalists around to various American cities that have seen groups of tents spring up on their outskirts.

These tents are not made up of festival-goers, or hippies who want to live off the land and enjoy a simple life. No, these tents are, unfortunately, the only accommodation that the unemployed or the poorly paid can afford.

Visiting these ‘campsites’ Panorama highlighted the terrible conditions in which these people have succumbed to living in. Many of them lacked toilets, had very limited access to electricity, sanitation was poor, conditions unhygienic and the inhabitants have little chance to stay warm and dry when the weather turns wet or icy. Continue Reading